Problem: Select the statement that describes a galvanic (voltaic) cell. a) An electrochemical cell that produces electricity from a spontaneous oxidation-reduction reaction. b) An electrochemical cell that uses electricity to produce an oxidation-reduction reaction. c) Connects the two half-cells in an electrochemical cell to maintain electrical neutrality. d) One half of an electrochemical cell in which either oxidation of reduction occurs.

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Galvanic cell → generates electricity → E°cell > 0 → spontaneous redox reaction

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Select the statement that describes a galvanic (voltaic) cell. 

a) An electrochemical cell that produces electricity from a spontaneous oxidation-reduction reaction. 

b) An electrochemical cell that uses electricity to produce an oxidation-reduction reaction. 

c) Connects the two half-cells in an electrochemical cell to maintain electrical neutrality. 

d) One half of an electrochemical cell in which either oxidation of reduction occurs.

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